Stanford vs. Oregon State Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Stanford is favored on the road, as the Cardinal are getting odds of -23 points against Oregon State on Thursday. The over/under total has been set at 59.5 points. Stanford has won seven straight meetings in this series and the two have split the over/under total in their last 10 meetings. The public is currently putting 67 percent of the wagers on Stanford on the road. Thursday’s game takes place from Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon and will air on ESPN.
Oregon State is off to a 1-6 start to the season following a 36-33 loss at home to Colorado two weeks ago. The Beavers are 0-4 in the Pac-12 and have already seen their head coach depart the team, as Gary Andresen resigned a few weeks ago. The Beavers are 5-2 with the over this season, but that is largely due to its defense. Oregon State is allowing 43.7 points and 478.3 yards per game right now. On offense, Oregon State is putting up 21.3 points and 356.6 yards per game. Starting QB Jake Luton has thrown for 853 yards and four touchdowns, but a spinal injury has him out the rest of the season. Darell Garretson is taking his place and has thrown for 580 yards this season. Ryan Nall is leading the offense with 513 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.
Stanford has won four straight games following a 49-7 victory over Oregon two weeks ago. The Cardinal are now 5-2 on the season and 4-1 in the Pac-12. Stanford is also 4-3 with the under, hitting it in three straight games. Stanford is averaging 38.1 points and 456.7 yards per game on offense this season. Bryce Love has rushed for 1,387 yards and 11 touchdowns to lead Stanford, but an ankle injury has him questionable for this game. Keller Chryst has thrown for 821 yards with seven touchdowns. Defensively, Stanford is allowing 22 points and 416 yards per game. They have struggled with the run, allowing 195.4 yards per game on the ground.
Stanford has looked good lately, but if Love can’t play, that takes away a major piece of the offense. The passing game hasn’t looked good enough to carry it to a high point total. Oregon State looked better against Colorado, but the Beavers are likely to have some trouble with this physical Stanford defense. I think these two struggle to get to 60, especially is Stanford can’t supply its usual offensive output.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: STANFORD/OREGON STATE UNDER 59.5